OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Anisocampium niponicum   FAMILY Athyriaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Anisocampium niponicum

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Athyrium niponicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Painted Fern


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image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3614

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3618

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3622

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

This common suburban ornamental (forma picta) spreads locally from plantings;...

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3623

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

...it seems only a matter of time before it begins to naturalize more widely, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3625

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

Sori oblong, hooked, J-shaped or horseshoe-shaped, 8-24 per ultimate segment, per Flora of China.

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3626

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

Rachis & costae on abaxial surface pale purplish red, w sparse small scales, per Flora of China.

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3627

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

Stipe with sparse small scales; scales pale brown, lanceolate, entire, per Flora of China.

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3629

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

Leaves variegated, silvery gray and gray-green, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Anisocampium niponicum, Japanese Painted Fern

JK Marlow    jkm210909_3630

September    Greenville County    SC

Falls Park

Stipe grooved adaxially, groove open to rachis groove, per Flora of China.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Anisocampium niponicum   FAMILY Athyriaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Anisocampium niponicum

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Athyrium niponicum

 

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4468

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Non-native: Japan

Rare

Habitat: Suburban woodlands, lawns; commonly planted as an ornamental, rarely naturalizing. This common suburban ornamental (forma picta) spreads locally from plantings; it seems only a matter of time before it begins to naturalize more widely, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
2-pinnate to 3-pinnate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short-creeping to ascending

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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